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sounding off on obama care yesterday on "meet the press". >> in massachusetts, we phased in the requirements so that there was a slow rollout. that way you could test the systems as you went along to make sure there wouldn't be glitches. perhaps the most important lesson the president failed to learn was you have to tell the american people the truth. and when he told the american people you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again. >> right. >> he wasn't telling the truth. >> governor on that point -- >> that fundamental dishonesty has put in peril the whole foundation of his second term. >> so, how did an administration that was expected to be the most tech savvy get the website to wrong? aneesh chopra, he joinses n e u >> good morning. >> were you surprised how poorly this was handled. >> like everyone including the president we were frustrated by the experience that people have had. the good news is we've got a team in place to work out the challenges. and i think we'll have a strong showing in coming weeks.
the website. this system that's being used in obama care is pretty much what mitt romney did in massachusetts and it worked very well. five years later, 98.5% have the health insurance. it's extraordinary in this country. and people are pretty happy with romney care. i think in the long run this does work but the website is a screw-up. >> you know this, if you can't get sufficient momentum moving forward, actually it might not work. it could collapse back and that is the fear and i would argue that the gop has given you guys the runaround here. on the one hand they say we won't support obama care at the state level. you put it on the federal system and see if your i.t. works on that. and then on friday they are coming back and saying they are substandard policies. let's subspend them for a year. who is going to be based on obama care are the old and sick people with pre-existing conditions. they are running the democrats right, center, and left on this. >> i would agree with that. but i do think in the long run, even though this wasn't the program that i thought we should have put in, this wi
coombs is live in lexington, massachusetts with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, simon. we're at compuware. they've been doing an independent end user testing and monitoring of how people are accessing the site, healthcare.gov. it does seem there are differences. the government says it should all be the same because healthcare.gov is the one portal for some 36 states but there are differences depending where you are. this is a map of what you have saw a couple of weeks ago. and tell us what the red means. obviously not good. >> so what you're seeing here is real and user computers that we're using to test the response time of the site. and all the states that are red are indicating an average of greater than 8 seconds response time, which is considered unacceptable to us in our testing. >> this is realtime this morning. it's certainly gotten a lot better, yet we see big disparities. today, if you were in kansas city, kansas where it's green here, your response time is about four seconds. if you're in kansas city, missouri, it can take you more than 30 seconds. wh
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